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Oxford dictionary definition of the word literal:
1taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration:
dreadful in its literal sense, full of dread
free from exaggeration or distortion:
you shouldn’t take this as a literal record of events
informal absolute (used to emphasize that a strong expression is deliberately chosen to convey one’s feelings):
fifteen years of literal hell
2(of a translation) representing the exact words of the original text:
a literal translation from the Spanish
(of a visual representation) exactly copied; realistic as opposed to abstract or impressionistic.
3 (also literal-minded) (of a person or performance) lacking imagination; prosaic:
his interpretation was rather too literal
4of, in, or expressed by a letter or the letters of the alphabet:
a misprint of a letter.
(also literalise) verb
late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin litteralis, from Latin littera (see letter)